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About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.
Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the benefit, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.
Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically decrease and even remove your electric expenses
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.
#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the average American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a business or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Boost your home value
Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your dedication to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no money down.
Many homeowners select to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The energy companies are well-known for their fluctuating and undependable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most notably, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
What are the various payment options?
We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.
- Low, fixed payments each month
- System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
- Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
- We own the solar panel system
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Green Energy Versus Coal Burning Plants/Burning Petroleum?
With energy demand continuing to go up, we’re going to need all of our available domestic energy resources to help meet that demand. That means that renewable energy has an important role to play in our energy portfolio.
However, in most cases renewables simply are not a suitable replacement for coal.
Electricity is produced in base-load power and peaking power. Baseload power is the energy necessary to keep the electricity grid energized and meet a constant demand. Peaking power is energy that comes on and off throughout the day, when electricity usage and energy demand goes up. Peaking power uses intermittent power resources like solar and wind that produce electricity only when there’s sufficient direct sunlight or sufficient sustained wind speed. For baseload power, you must use so-called hard-path fuels such as coal, which can provide power 24 hours per day.
Technology is going to evolve, and coal is one of those unique bridge fuels that will take us to that next energy renaissance. As a matter of fact, coal may fuel the next energy renaissance. For example, hydrogen can be produced from coal.
Solar Energy - Adding It To My House?
How Can I Add Solar Panels To My House? It Was Built In 1984? Do You Know Of Any Websites That Can Inform Me Of More About Using Solar Energy For Some Part Of My Electricity Use?
Step number one in getting started with any solar power setup in your home is to perform an energy audit. This is where you evaluate the amount of power (in kilowatts/hour or kilowatt hours) that you’ll need in any given day.
You will also need to take into account the site where your home is located. Geographical considerations such as climate, number of peak hours of sunlight per day, number of days of peak sunlight per year, and average rainfall will play a big role in how efficient a solar system you can design.
Any solar electric system will need, at the very least, the following components: a collector (usually solar panels); a mount (to put it on); an inverter (to convert 12 volt DC power to 110 volt AC power); a circuit breaker or fuse box and fuses & switches (to regulate the power transferring from the panels to your outlets and/or storage batteries); (optional) one or more storage batteries; (if you get a battery) a charge controller (to keep from over- or undercharging the battery and severely reducing its lifespan);
Once you’ve purchased all the elements of the solar system you’ve just designed, installation is fairly easy, though the simplicity of installing a solar power system does not mean you should necessarily do it yourself. There are numerous advantages to hiring a professional installer with training in both electrical systems and solar electrical systems, including knowing how to set everything up to code, should the building inspector ever have the need to look it over (ie. for insurance purposes).
If you find the right solar professional, they will instruct you in those parts of the installation that you are capable of and allow you to do some of the work yourself, saving you on some of your labor costs.
Even if you don’t decide to have a professional install your solar system, it would be well worth your while to consult one with your design to make sure it’s a viable design, one that’s taken all the necessary considerations into account. For example, there is a wide selection of panels, controllers, inverters, and batteries, each one manufactured with different requirements, each one not necessarily interchangeable with the other.
To further minimize the chances of incompatibilities between components in your solar system, consider purchasing all the elements of your set up from the same company and consulting with someone on their sales team that is knowledgeable in solar electric power.
In fact, many companies sell solar kits that contain all the components you would need to set your house up with solar power, with the certainty that all the components are compatible.
Whatever you decide, you don’t have to break the bank to try and supplant your entire power grid reliance with solar power right away and all at once. If you’re interested in availing yourself and your household of the multifold benefits of solar power, start small. Get yourself a single solar panel and see how well that works for you. When you’re ready, add on more panels, batteries, etc., one at a time as you can afford it and as your needs evolve.
Solar Energy Vs. Normal Energy?
What Are 3 Ways That Solar Energy Is Better Than Normal Energy?
For starters, define "normal". Do you mean fossil fuels, nuclear . . ? And then reverse your question. Solar, while good in theory, isn't a viable solution to energy problems which is why it isn't on the forefront of any reasonable solutions. Your question should be why fossil or nuclear fuels are better than solar.
Do U Think The Oil Companies Would Ever Let Us Convert To Solar, Water Power, Electric Cars?
We Have Had The Knowledge Of Using Alternative Power For Over 4 Decades, But Why Aren'T We There Yet? Do U Believe The Oil Companies, Dupont, Gm And All The Others Have Shelved These Ideas For Their Own Gain?
I think that the market will demand alternative energy when it is a competitive industry in the market...RIght now solar energy is only an option for government buildings and the super wealthy....the average cost to build an "off grid" 5 KV solar system to power your house is around 75 thousand dollars....You would have to live in it for 52 years to even break even on the cost of the solar system versus the average cost of powering your home with coal fire electricity.
Water power is already a heavily used commoditiy...virtually every state in the nation uses hydroelectric plants at dams...but the power they generate typically is for rural areas and cannot power large metropolisis...In the Mojave desert they have the entire landscape of the desert filled with wind farms....wind mills as far as the eye can see....you can't even see what the mountains look like because every square inch of the desert is covered with white wind mills....and even with this massive array of wind energy...they are only able to generate 20% of Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs electrical needs.
People want to force everyone to use renewable energy...but there are no applications where it is viable on any sort of practical level.
When wind and solar arrays are able to power the city of Los Angeles then maybe we will have something that they can go to market with...otherwise the government is forcing people to pay three times or four times as much for energy because they want to force us to be "environmentally conscientious" trust me I used to be a card carrying member of Greenpeace...but I have seen that there are no practical applications at this point and people need to be able to feed and clothe their children instead of paying $800.00 electric bills.
Let the market tell us when renweable energy is viable....not the politicians forcing it down our throats....
I understand the idealistic perspective of wanting a pollution free world where everyone lives off the power generated by the sun....but we are a long way off from being able to harness that power and until someone figures out how to do so practically....we need to be realistic about the feasibility of these ideas....instead of being realistic...Washington DC is barreling forward with legislation and tax code that basically punishes the people and organizations that power this country...all while subsidizing energy sources that are COMPLETELY unable to keep up with demand.
The market is smarter than we give it credit for...everyone wants renewable energy in place....but the technology needs to be there first...and we can't call Dupont and GM evil monopolist when they are the only organizations providing practical options.
Renewable Energy Resources Vs Needs?
I Have To Write A 500-600 Word Discursive Essay On This Prompt:
Can Renewable Resources Ever Meet Our Energy Needs? Discuss
Please Give Me Some Ideas For My Three Body Paragraphs.
It Can Be Pro, Pro, Con. - Con, Con, Pro. - Or Pro, Con, Pro, Con
The first thing you need to separate between renewable energy sources is which ones are continuous "Providing a Continuous source of power" and Intermittent where the power varies due to changes in wind conditions, solar energy or what ever.
All power used with few exceptions is continuous.
"In fact when Wind and solar energy corporations claim that the power they provide will supply power for X number of homes it is actually a false statement since their power is incapable of providing continuous power".
Continuous sources include:
Geothermal The only Alternative source that is continuous
Intermittent sources include:
Where the crunch comes in is again all power sources used on the grid are continuous. Therefore if you use wind or solar you have to run the power through a continuous power supplier in order to put it into the power grid.
So when you are making the argument you have to understand other than Geothermal power the current renewable energy sources will meet our needs directly.
In fact the best source of energy available now and has been nuclear to have the lowest carbon footprint and meet the needs of the public.